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* San Francisco Six Reputed Members Of Bayview Gang Added To City’s Gang Injuction

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*San Jose Case Delayed Again For Accused Of Running Down Pedestrians With Suv
*San Jose Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting, Holding Girl Captive With Fake Gun
*Santa Rosa Former Firefighter And Cop Gets Prison Term For Taping Teens Having Sex
*Oakland Cocaine Addict Is Convicted Of Murdering His Girlfriend
*Redwood City Teens Plead Not Guilty To Attempted Murder For Stabbing
*Antioch Elementary School Music Teacher Arrested For Child Porn
*Mountain View San Jose Man Arrested For 2007 Rape
*Santa Rosa Four Arrested In Connection With Several Non-Injury Shootings

Feb 19 2009 SAN FRANCISCO SIX REPUTED MEMBERS OF BAYVIEW GANG ADDED TO CITY’S GANG INJUNCTION

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has agreed to add six suspected members of a Bayview criminal street gang to one of the city’s civil gang injunctions, according to city attorneys.Six men,reputed members of the Oakdale Mob based in a four-block area of Hunters Point, were added to the list Wednesday, according to the city attorney’s office.City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the men “have engaged in an alarming pattern of gang violence and criminal conduct in a short span of time, and their addition to the existing injunction is clearly warranted.”A total of 25 alleged Oakdale Mob gang members are now prohibited under the civil injunction from weapons or drug possession; loitering with intent to sell drugs; witness or victim intimidation; threats to recruit or retain gang members; defacing property with graffiti; and trespassing, all in the area of the injunction.Gang members are also prohibited from associating together in the injunction zone, except while attending school or church. A permanent injunction against the Oakdale Mob was issued by the city attorney’s office in March 2007. Other injunctions have been issued against the Eddy Rock, Chopper City and Knock Out Posse gangs in the Western Addition District, and Nortenos in the Mission District.Police say the injunctions are a helpful tool to allow authorities to discourage gang activity in San Francisco.Critics of the injunctions have argued the some of the laws, such as loitering with intent, are so vague as to be open to abuse by police.Civil prosecutions of the gang injunction can result in monetary penalties and sentences of up to five days in jail; while those prosecuted as criminal misdemeanors by the district attorney’s office can result in six-month jail sentences.The new additions to that list include: Gerardo Canon, 18; Eric Jones, 21; Keimareea Lake, 19; Kenyon McDowell, 20; Dimarea McGhee, 20; and Mario Woods, 19.All six men have engaged in extensive gang-related conduct that included both nuisance activity and criminal behavior, according to the city attorney’s office.Jones was convicted in 2008 of felony assault with a deadly weapon for assaulting and threatening to kill a woman with a handgun on gang turf, and was sentenced to three years in prison, according to the city attorney’s office.McDowell was convicted in 2008 or felony negligent discharge of a firearm and, according to police, repeatedly violated stay-away orders from the area under the terms of his probation.McGhee has been convicted of felonies including grand theft, possession of a concealed firearm, robbery and participation in a criminal street gang, and was sentenced to two years in state prison in October, the city attorney’s office said.

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Feb 19, 2009 SAN JOSE CASE DELAYED AGAIN FOR MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING DOWN PEDESTRIANS WITH SUV

The plea entry for a 45-year-old man accused of fatally running down two pedestrians near a San Jose park in September was delayed again today in Santa Clara County Superior Court.Armando Suazo Ochoa is charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for driving his white Chevrolet Suburban onto a sidewalk bordering Hillview Park and striking Rodolfo Escurial, 68, Aproniano Siruno, 71, and another man the morning of Sept. 14.Ochoa had allegedly fought with two groups of men at the park, threatening people and then speeding away in his sport utility vehicle, according to police.One witness reported to police that he saw the Suburban run a stop sign at Alfred and Berona ways and drive directly into the three victims, who were apparently taking an early morning stroll, police said.Siruno was pronounced dead at the scene, while Escurial and the third victim were taken to a hospital. Escurial died in October after being taken off of life support.Police found Ochoa after witnesses provided them with a license plate number, which led them to his residence. Ochoa was arriving home in a taxi after he had allegedly left his damaged Suburban at a light rail station.Ochoa’s case has been delayed since October, when the second victim died. He appeared briefly in court this afternoon wearing gray jail clothes and handcuffs to enter a plea, but the case was again delayed.Deputy District Attorney Jeff Rosen said the district attorney’s office is waiting for the coroner’s report. Once available, prosecutors hope to forward the report to the defense and set a preliminary hearing date, Rosen said.Ochoa is being held in jail on no-bail status. He is scheduled to return to Santa Clara County Superior Court to enter a plea on March 26.

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Feb 19, 2009 SAN JOSE MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING, HOLDING GIRL CAPTIVE WITH FAKE GUN


San Jose police have arrested a 32-year-old man accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl while he threatened her with a fake handgun, a police spokesman said today.Police received a call around 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 reporting a suspicious circumstance in the 1500 block of South King Road, Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said.Arriving officers were directed to a garage, where San Jose resident Ignacio Diaz was found with the girl.Diaz allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and threatened her with a replica handgun, holding her in the garage for a few hours, Lopez said.Diaz was arrested and has been charged with one count of lewd or lascivious acts on a child, four counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14, and one count of kidnapping,Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Amy Cornell said.Diaz is scheduled to enter a plea March 2 in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Cornell said.Police have not determined if there are additional victims who have been assaulted by Diaz, and investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Buddy Kepler or Detective Sgt. Randy Schriefer at (408) 277-4102.

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Feb 19, 2009 :SANTA ROSA: FORMER FIREFIGHTER AND COP GETS PRISON TERM FOR TAPING TEENS HAVING SEX

The coordinator of the Explorers training program for teens aspiring to be firefighters was sentenced to more than two years in prison this morning for videotaping teens having sex with their unwitting girlfriends. Former Rohnert Park public safety officer and Bennett Valley Fire Department captain Matthew Phillips faced 12 years in prison for what Deputy District Attorney Marianna Green called “deviant sexual behavior” and a “deviant interest in adolescent young males.” The behavior, most of it in 2003 and 2004, included mutual
masturbation and pornography viewing sessions with the teens, taping two teens having sex with their girlfriends on a fire truck and in Phillips’ home, measuring the size of the teens’ penises, and smelling their crotches after they had sex.Green said Phillips groomed the teens, abused their trust and told them the sexual behavior was “normal and what firefighters do.””These were boys who wanted to serve the community as police officers and firefighters and they thought he was leading them to a place of manhood and accomplishment,” Green said.After a preliminary hearing, Phillips, 34, was held to answer to 10 of the 19 felony counts filed against him and he pleaded no contest to six of the charges in September. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum sentenced Phillips to two years and eight months in prison and a concurrent two-year term all for the videotaping the two teens having sex with their girlfriends on three occasions. The girls were unaware they were being taped and one of the girls was recorded losing her virginity. Daum said the violation and invasion of the girls’ privacy was cruel, shameful, inexcusable and “as offensive as anything else in this case.”Phillips’ attorney Chris Andrian said the male teens complied with the videotaping and should share the responsibility for it. He said Phillips is not minimizing his involvement. “This is a decent young man who made some terrible, terrible mistakes. He has had to re-invent himself and begin a new career,” Andrian told the court. Daum also placed Phillips on five years probation. He suspended sentencing on three counts involving child cruelty and showing obscene material to persons under age 18.Phillips has 164 days credit for time served and will probably serve just over a year in prison. He spent 90 days in San Quentin State Prison undergoing diagnostic testing.Green argued state prison officials who examined Phillips deemed he was a risk to the community and should be incarcerated.Andrian said the sentencing was not unfair and that Daum rightly sentenced Phillips for the most serious of the offenses.He said the 12-year term recommended by the county probation department and sought by Green was “over-reaching.” “The judge found where the true harm was done,” Andrian said.Green declined to comment on the sentence.

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Feb 19, 2009 OAKLAND: COCAINE ADDICT IS CONVICTED OF MURDERING HIS GIRLFRIEND

A jury that deliberated for only a few hours has convicted an Oakland man of first-degree murder for killing his school teacher girlfriend with a hammer following a quarrel over his crack cocaine addiction.Carl Raybon Jr., 45, will face a state prison term of more than 25 years to life when Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay sentences him on April 24 for the death of 54-year-old Patricia Ann Brackins on Aug. 1, 2006. In addition to convicting Raybon of murder in their verdict on Wednesday afternoon, jurors convicted him of using a weapon, namely a hammer, to kill Brackins and of stealing her car.According to Oakland police, Brackins met Raybon early in 2006 when he did some carpentry work for her at her house on Ritchie Street in Oakland and their relationship eventually became more intimate.Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Jason Chin said today that after Brackins and Raybon had been together for a few months he told her he was addicted to cocaine but she tried to help him with his problem and bailed him out of trouble several times.But Chin said they got into an argument on Aug. 1, 2006.The prosecutor said Raybon gave several different statements to police and on the witness stand but he generally said the argument began after Brackins told him he was irresponsible when he told her he wanted to go out and get high.Chin said Raybon alleged that Brackins grabbed a hammer in her house and told him “he would have to go through her to get out of the house” but jurors ultimately didn’t believe that Raybon acted in self defense.Chin said Raybon admitted that he struck Brackins with the hammer twice and then put a plastic bag over her head.Raybon then stole Brackins’ car and went on a cocaine binge, Chin said.San Pablo police arrested Raybon on Aug. 3 for driving under the influence after he drove “like a maniac” and crashed into a utility pole, Chin said.But after police cited Raybon they let him go because Brackins’ body hadn’t been discovered yet, according to Chin.Brackins was found on Aug. 4 by a neighbor who became concerned after not seeing her for several days.San Francisco police checking complaints of narcotics trafficking at a hotel in the Mission District arrested him at a room there on Aug. 23, 2006. Brackins taught adult school classes and pre-school children.

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Feb 19, 2009 REDWOOD CITY: TEENS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR STABBING

Three teenagers pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder in San Mateo County Superior Court this afternoon for allegedly stabbing another teen they thought was a rival gang member earlier this month.Vladmir Santos, 14, who is the youngest person to be charged as an adult in the county, is suspected of stabbing a 19-year-old man in Redwood City because Santos wanted to earn credit in the Nortenos gang and thought the victim was a member of a rival gang, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Santos was with his friends Victor Sanchez, 18, and Edgar Palomares, 19, in downtown Redwood City around 10 p.m. Feb. 9 looking for a gang member to attack when they spotted their future victim, Wagstaffe said.The 19-year-old man had just left his job at Kmart and was walking to a nearby bus station to go home, according to Redwood City police Capt. Ron Matuszak.Santos, Sanchez and Palomares, who are all believed to be associated with the Norteno gang, directed their gang’s whistle at the 19-year-old man, Matuszak said.When the man did not whistle back, the suspects assumed he was a member of the Norteno’s rival gang the Surenos, according to Matuszak.Santos then allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. Wagstaffe said the man appears to be an innocent victim who is not a gang member.The victim suffered a collapsed lung and stab wounds to the torso, hands and face. Wagstaffe said today the victim is expected to survive. Police responded to the scene after two witnesses reported the attack. The suspects were arrested near the intersection of El Camino Real and James Avenue.As the victim was being loaded onto a stretcher with an oxygen mask around his face, Sanchez tried to kick him on the stretcher and screamed to the victim to not tell the police what happened, Wagstaffe said.Santos, Sanchez and Palomares remain in custody without bail.

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Feb 19 2009 ANTIOCH: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORN

A music teacher at Carmen Dragon Elementary School in Antioch has been arrested for possessing child pornography, police announced today. James Carlile, 52, was arrested Feb. 11 at his boat in Antioch
where he lives during the school week, police said. Antioch Unified School District spokeswoman Deidra Powell-Williams said Carlile was placed on administrative leave in mid-January after district technicians noticed he had allegedly been attempting to access Web sites that contain child pornography. Carlile had been having unrelated technical issues with his computer and had asked to have someone look at it, Powell-Williams said. After placing Carlile on leave, the district had technicians examine his computer further, and contacted Antioch police on Feb. 3., Powell-Williams said. The Police Department’s forensic computer specialist found that Carlile’s computer contained pornographic images of children, police said. Police said the computer was password-protected and that Carlile was the only person who had access to it at the time.On Feb. 11, Antioch police and the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at Carlile’s home in Valley Springs and at his boat in Antioch.Carlile was located at the boat and taken into custody. Police said computers taken from the Valley Springs home are being examined to determine whether they also contain child pornography.He was booked into jail but later posted bail and was released, police said. Powell-Williams said Carlile has worked in the district as a music teacher for nearly two decades. He worked at Belshaw Elementary School from 1990-1999 and Black Diamond Middle School from 1999-2004. He was hired at Carmen Dragon Elementary in 2005 and has worked there since, Powell-Williams said. Powell-Williams said she is not aware of any prior complaints about Carlile’s conduct, and said there is no indication he acted inappropriately with any students at the schools where he worked. The district today activated a phone message that went out to parents about the arrest, and also sent out an e-mail, Powell-Williams said. She said the district may also organize a meeting on the topic.

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Feb 19, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW: SAN JOSE MAN ARRESTED FOR 2007 RAPE

A San Jose man accused in the 2007 rape of a 22-year-old woman in Mountain View will be arraigned this afternoon in Santa Clara County Superior Court.Ramon Jayardo, 37, was arrested around 3 p.m. Tuesday and is being held in Santa Clara County jail, police said today.he assault occurred on Aug. 2, 2007, police said. The woman was leaving her home in the 900 block of Terra Bella Avenue when a man carrying a knife and wearing a mask and black gloves attacked her and pulled her back inside the home.She was bound and sexually assaulted at knifepoint until the suspect fled. Investigators received information recently that Jayardo matched the physical description of the suspect, and discovered that he had been working for a construction company near the woman’s home around the time the rape occurred, police said. Last weekend, detectives linked physical evidence from the scene to Jayardo, police said.Jayardo was found Tuesday afternoon at his employer’s office at 990 Terra Bella Ave., police said.He allegedly hid in the attic and refused to comply with police commands for about an hour. He was eventually arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail.District attorney’s office spokeswoman Amy Cornell said today that Jayardo has been charged under his alias as 34-year-old Melchor Paredes.He is charged with forcible rape and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Santa Clara Superior Court in Palo Alto.

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Feb 19, 2009 SANTA ROSA: FOUR ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SEVERAL NON-INJURY SHOOTINGS

Santa Rosa police made four arrests Wednesday in separate cases in which shots were fired but no one was struck by the gunfire, police Sgt. Lisa Banayat said.Milton Mendez, 22, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Santa Rosa, were arrested in connection with a Dec. 20 shooting in the 2000 block of Sebastopol Road. A 39-year-old man and his two adults sons had gone to FoodMaxx to pick up food for a church event and drove past an alleged gang fight in the parking lot as they left, police said.The family members allegedly saw one of the people involved brandish a handgun, and the father and sons quickly fled the parking lot. A car followed them and pulled up alongside their vehicle, and the victims swerved into the suspect vehicle in an effort to escape, police said.The victims then heard several shots fired at them and the suspects fled.Mendez and the juvenile are documented gang members and are facing charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, with gang crime enhancements, police said.Police today also arrested 21-year-old Ricardo Hermosillo and 20-year-old Juan Vargas, both of Santa Rosa, in connection with shots fired at two locations early Feb. 13.At about 4:20 a.m., shots were fired at a home in the 2800 block of Apache Street. Gunfire erupted again at a Valero gas station at 100 Codding town Center less than 15 minutes later. No one was injured in either shooting, Banayat said.In the second shooting, the suspects allegedly entered the Valero gas station, asked to use the bathroom and then stole a six-pack of beer. The clerk took the beer back from one of the suspects, who got into a car and allegedly fired four shots toward the clerk as the suspects fled, according to police.The suspect description in the Apache Street case was similar tosurveillance video footage of a suspect obtained from the gas station, police said.Hermosillo was booked on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Vargas was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited dwelling.Investigators are working to identify more suspects in both cases. Anyone with information is asked to call the Gang Crimes Investigations Team at (707) 543-3600.

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